United States Seventh Circuit - September 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Sanders v. Hayden

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit by a plaintiff civilly committed as a sexually violent person, alleging violations of civil rights by state officials for cutting the wages...
09/12/2008 08-1596

Wilson-El v. Finnan

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In an inmate's action alleging that he was denied due process when prison officials convicted him of insolence, then later used that conviction in a...
09/12/2008 07-2248

US v. Tanner

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for drug and firearms offenses is affirmed over defendant's objections that his sentencing hearing should have been continued, and the...
09/12/2008 07-1801, 07-2251, 07-2596

US v. Hernandez

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for conspiring to distribute cocaine is reversed and remanded where: 1) there was no clear error in the crediting of testimony given by...
09/12/2008 07-1134

Germano v. Int'l Profit Ass'n, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alleging that defendant declined to hire plaintiff because he was hearing-impaired, summary...
09/12/2008 07-3914

Barnes v. Black

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Injury & Tort Law
In a negligence suit arising from an automobile accident, in which the plaintiff had, after the accident but before trial, been confined to state...
09/12/2008 08-1703

US v. Smith

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is vacated and remanded where: in light of the holding in Begay v. US, 128 S. Ct. 1581 (2008),...
09/12/2008 07-1853

In Re: Willett

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
In a bankruptcy case, grant of debtor's motion to avoid a lien on their residence is reversed and remanded where for the purposes of a motion to avoid...
09/12/2008 07-1850

Rockwell Automation, Inc. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Product Liability, Public Utilities
In cross-claims by defendant-insurers over which of them owed indemnification under excess insurance policies for a judgment against plaintiff in...
09/12/2008 07-2848

US v. Prideaux-Wentz

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for possessing child pornography is affirmed where: 1) the search warrant failed to establish probable cause because it was based on stale...
09/12/2008 07-3708